An historic and charming grocery store in tiny Malo, Washington….Lee and Julie Thorton purchased the Malo store in September 2003, and just celebrated their one-year anniversary as owners. Originally from Kent, England, they lived in California for 25 years, before relocating to Malo. “We were tired of the rat race. The kids were grown and […]
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15-2 N. Kean Street, Republic, Washington 99166Take a step back in time and visit the Harry Kaufman cabin, the oldest surviving structure in Republic, Washington. The interior of the small, furnished cabin can be viewed through the front door (secured with mesh). Built in 1896, the cabin was moved a short distance to its current […]
The Kettle River begins its journey to the Columbia River at Holmes Lake in British Columbia.It first enters the U.S. at Midway in Ferry County, Washington. It then loops down, south east, to Curlew, WA.; then heads north east to Danville, where it crosses back into Canada. The Kettle River then re-enters the U.S. at […]
Lone Ranch Park is a small, road-side park located on the Kettle River (approx. 7.8 miles north of the intersection at Tugboat’s restaurant in Curlew). Lone Ranch is one of four small parks created through the auspices of the Ferry County and Stevens County commissioners. Easily accessed, the park is a pleasant place to enjoy […]
Clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail….Hidden high in the hills of the Colville National Forest is Long Lake, a small and often-overlooked, clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail. In the late spring and early summer, the lake draws local fly fishers and anglers in search of trout. Home […]
This public access park is located on the shores of the Kettle River, just across from the town of Curlew, Washington. The “Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole” park has been used and enjoyed by generations of families for picnicking and swimming. During spring and fall migrations, birding enthusiasts may spot tundra swan, Canadian geese, and waterfowl at […]
Recognized by many as Japan’s first English teacher, Ranald MacDonald was buried in an Indian Cemetery on the east side of Customs Road, on a hill that overlooks the Kettle River below. His grave site is the smallest state park in Washington State.Painting of Ranald MacDonaldTen and a half miles from Curlew, Washington in a small […]
In 1898 a woman on horse back rode the hills around Republic, Washington looking for a suitable burial place for a man who’d recently died. At the time, Republic was a rough and tumble gold rush town filled to the brim with miners, and as yet hadn’t established a cemetery. That all changed when a […]
Fly fishing, swimming, and shady camp grounds. Trout fishing at its best….Swan Lake is a clear-water lake located in the Colville National Forest, just off Highway 21, south of Republic, Washington.In the late spring and summer months, the lake is frequented by local anglers and fly fishers after brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. The mid- […]
Camp and trout fish on the San Poil River…. Ten Mile Campground is located just off of Hwy. 21 and adjacent to the San Poil River. The shallow, bubbling waters of the San Poil provide cool relief from the summer heat and opportunities for anglers and fly fishers to catch a dinner of brook trout. […]
A common question asked by fisherman is “What fly works in this lake?” When you are trying to choose trolling flies the question should be “What is the feed in this lake?” If you know what the fish are eating at the time you are fishing, you will have a very good idea of what […]
Trolling Flies are designed to look like natural trout prey, attracting the trout’s attention enough to investigate a possible food source, while being pulled through the water. However these flies can only do this when they are in the vicinity of the fish and that means they need to be fairly deep in the water..
Trolling flies are flies designed to attract trout in lakes at the trout’s resting depth, and to mimic the trout’s natural food sources. It is no small chore to create lures that mimic the natural food source while being pulled through the water at the end of your fishing line.
Resorts and campgrounds at Curlew Lake, Washington. Map is illustration and is not to scale. Curlew Lake, in Eastern Washington State, provides the perfect summer venue for water sports such as water skiing, kayaking, swimming, sailing, pleasure boating, fishing, and canoeing. The central section of this intimate lake can accommodate water skiing, tubing, boating, and […]